A Prolonged Period of Cool Temperatures & Precipitation For The West | JHMR & Targhee Are In For Some Snow

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
Snow accumulation is very likely for JHMR & Targhee. Image: NOAA

A prolonged period of cool temperatures and above average precipitation is expected in the west. A strong cold front is forecasted to hit Wyoming Saturday and prevail into early next week. This will turn rain to snow and allow for accumulating snowfall in the mountains.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Grand Targhee could see 6+” of snow Saturday – Monday, with more on the way after.

Cold temps and high snow for the Western US this weekend and early next week. image: accuweather
7 day snowfall totals are looking good for WY & ID. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are expected to lower to western valley floors by the time that Sunday Morning rolls around.

Additional Storm Info:

“A Strong Cold Front will then move across the region this weekend bringing more wet and unsettled weather to the Cowboy State with Snow in the mountains.” Image: NOAA Riverton, WY
“By the looks of it, we’re heading into a prolonged period of cool and wet conditions out West.” Image: NOAA Pocatello, ID

Wyoming: 6+” of Mountain Snowfall Is Possible Saturday – Monday

6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

Hazardous Weather Outlook:

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Riverton WY
251 AM MDT Fri Sep 29 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Saturday and Sunday...A strong cold front will move across the
area Saturday night. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are
expected west of the divide Saturday, with snow levels lowering
to western valley floors early Sunday morning. Travel in the west
mountains could slow down late Saturday night into Sunday morning,
especially over mountain passes with snow, blowing snow and
limited visibility at times. Strong downslope winds will be
possible in the foothills east of the Divide Saturday night into
Sunday morning.

Monday and Tuesday...Colder with chances of rain and snow showers.
Mountain passes will likely be slick with snowfall and limited
visibility at times.

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